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Software Library: C64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units.

Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to $1,509 in 2017). Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM. With support for multicolor sprites and a custom chip for waveform generation, the C64 could create superior visuals and audio compared to systems without such custom hardware.

The C64 dominated the low-end computer market for most of the 1980s. For a substantial period (1983–1986), the C64 had between 30% and 40% share of the US market and two million units sold per year, outselling IBM PC compatibles, Apple computers, and the Atari 8-bit family of computers. Sam Tramiel, a later Atari president and the son of Commodore's founder, said in a 1989 interview, "When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years."

In the UK market, the C64 faced competition from the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum, but the C64 was still one of the two most popular computers in the UK.

Part of the Commodore 64's success was its sale in regular retail stores instead of only electronics or computer hobbyist specialty stores. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control costs, including custom integrated circuit chips from MOS Technology. It has been compared to the Ford Model T automobile for its role in bringing a new technology to middle-class households via creative and affordable mass-production. Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles have been made for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office productivity applications, and video games. C64 emulators allow anyone with a modern computer, or a compatible video game console, to run these programs today. The C64 is also credited with popularizing the computer demoscene and is still used today by some computer hobbyists.

In 2011, 17 years after it was taken off the market, research showed that brand recognition for the model was still at 87%.

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Software Library: C64 Demos
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RSI Intro #03 (1989)(Red Sector)
Public News #08 89 (1989)(New Garfield Crew)(de)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Publication #26 (1998)(Civitas)(de)
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Pulse Music Demo I (1987)(Pulse Productions)
Software Library: C64: Games
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Pulse, The #10 (1994 04 01)(Regina)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Pulse, The #02 (1990)(Foxbat)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Pulse, The #06 (1993 12)(Regina)
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Pulse Music Demo II (1987)(Pulse Productions)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Pulse, The #16 (1995 07 01)( )
Software Library: C64: Games
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Pulstar (1990)(Pulsar)
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Pump (1989 10 01)(Paramount)
Quaternion (1993 01 05)(Digital Designs)[h www.c64scene.org]
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Quite Usual (1987)(Defiers)
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Radio Pack #04 (1992)(Collision)
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Rain Forest (1995)(Vermes)
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Rankings (1989 01 27)(Abnormal)
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Rastafari in 4k (2004 04 11)(Padua)
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Rasterix (1988 07 25)(Jean)[LNX]
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Raster (1987)(Bullu Ullu Crackers)
Raver #1 (1996 01 10)(Raver Magazine Staff)
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Reffects (1989)(Byterapers)
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Reflections (19xx)( )
Software Library: C64: Games
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Reformation #02 (1993 05)(Fairlight)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Reformation #07 (1994 01)(Fairlight)
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Reformation #08 (1994 04 03)(Fairlight)
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Reklam Mix #01 (1994)(Sun Designs)
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Relax #03 (1989)( )
Software Library: C64: Games
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Relax #08 (1995 03)(Bad Bytes)[Z64 Part 1 4]
Software Library: Commodore 64: Diskmags (Scene)
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Relax #23 (1998 02)(Phuture)(Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Relax November Issue (1994 11)(Relax Magazine Staff)[Z64 Part 1 4]
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Releasepack 2 (2001)(Arachnophobia)(Disk 1 of 2 Side A) NOTE: This emulation has multiple disk images. To switch between them, press ALT-8 and select among the .d64 filenames to load that floppy into the drive.
Remembers Music Collection Mark Cooksey (1994)(The Remembers)
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Reminder, A (1993)(Style Designs)
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Renovation (2006)(Triad)
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Radius Art 3 (1991 05)(Light)
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Raid, The (1989 04 02)(The Yuelden Team)
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Rainbow Demo (1987 12 12)(Triton Technology)
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Raivo (1988 11 02)(Beyond Force)
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Ranx #02, The (1990)(Secure)
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Reach Out for the Stars (1987)(New Men 2007)
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Reflection (1995 08 28)(Resource)
Reformation Recycletion (1994 11 07)(Fairlight)
Software Library: C64: Games
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Remark #18 (1993 06 15)(Mega Industries)
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Remark #05 (19xx)(Mega Industries)
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Remark #08 (1991 03)(Mega Industries)
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Rendezvous (1986)(XESS)
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Rendezvous Demo, The (1987)(Dutch USA Team)
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Rent a Car (1987)(Danish Game Smashers)
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Replay Copy Convention 2005 Invitation (2005)(RCC Crew)
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Rambo Music (1986)(The Terminators Denmark)
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Ramo in the Sky (19xx)(Ramo)
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Rasher (1988)(Z Circle)
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Raster Drums 1 (1987 06 08)(Fantasy Cracking Service)
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Re Bounder Music (1987)(Relax)
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Read or Die (1988)(Exact)
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Read'n'Blast (1988)(The Level 99 Industries)
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Reality (1989)(Unit 5)
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Reapers Logo (19xx)(Yankees)
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Rebirth 2 (1992)(Wildfire)
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Recall #04 (1991 04 15)(Bronx)
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Recall #2 4 (19xx)(Radius)
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Recollection Goodie Bag (2010)(Jazzcat)
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Red Hot Dogs (1989)(Coolex)
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Red Storm (1992 07 28)(Triad)
Software Library: Commodore 64: Music Disks
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Zax Ripp #010 (1989 01 12)(Hurricane)
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Zax Ripp #009 (1989 01 12)(Hurricane)
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ZaxBox 17 (1994)(Mayhem)
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ZaxBox 13 (1993)(Mayhem)
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Zombie Dawn (19xx)( )
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Zounddemo II (1986)(Commodore Cracking Crew)
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Zound Muzak #2 (1987 09 05)(The Supply Team)
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Wall of Sound (1986)(Reflex Cracking Squad)
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Wall, The #0 (199x)(PWA)
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Wanna Swap (19xx)(Bronx)
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Warrant Art 1 (1990 06 06)(Vision)